Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Santiago

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Religious Site
A commanding statue of the Virgin Mary dominates the landscape at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Built in 1904 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the 12 m (39 ft) statue stands on a site sacred to the indigenous prior to colonialism. Visit the church to admire its stone architecture, and step inside to look for several murals and statues. From the top of the hill, you can see over all Santiago and even to the snow-capped Andes. Take a hike up the hill to get there, or for an easier time ascending or descending, ride the funicular or hire a cab. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santiago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Ride of a lifetime, a place much visited not only by tourists but also by the local population. To get to the statue have to climb many stairs, but is very rewarding, from up there you have a view of the entire city and where you can many photos. Up the stairs we find a church that is also worth a visit. You can do the whole climb by car or can be made with the Funicular, but tram is local pago...no there are other sights to be visited.
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  • Take the funicular up to the top to see this beautiful statue. Go for the sunset. It is a gorgeous place to see the city  more »
  • As well as other sights worth visiting. There is a good view of the city. On the day I visited, a wedding was taking place in the chapel in aenxo.
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  • The most wonderful view point in Santiago city
  • Nice place with a good view of city.
  • Wonderful viewpoint, must see.
  • Nice view
  • Peaceful place to relax and buy handmade stuff.